Chiswick residents Jason Farrell and Paul Goldsmith have
launched their first book, How To Lose a Referendum – which they
say is the definitive story of why the UK voted for Brexit.
The pair originally met in the playground of Belmont Primary School in
Chiswick, where their children went to school. After the EU referendum
last year, Sky News Senior Political Correspondent Jason Farrell and Latymer
Upper School Politics teacher & political blogger Paul Goldsmith found
themselves having a debate whilst driving their daughters to Peppa Pig
World! You can see Paul discuss it with Adam Boulton of Sky news.
that there would have been a Leave vote whenever the referendum had been
held, but Jason argued the campaign was much more significant. They agreed
to write a book together, and on the first anniversary of this history-defining
vote, on 23rd June 2107 ‘How to Lose a Referendum – the Definitive Story
of Why the UK voted for Brexit’ was published by Biteback Publishing.
describes how the circumstances of the referendum were particularly unique.
They discuss whether the referendum was lost the moment David Cameron
called it, or whether a stronger campaign might have been enough to change
the face of history.
The book is the product of extensive and frank interviews with the key
players from both campaigns, coupled with a wide-ranging exploration of
the historical context around Britain’s departure.
Adam Boulton says: “This compelling and thoughtful book tells us how and,
more importantly, why Brexit happened. The drama is all there and so is
the historic context of Britain’s troubles with Europe. A must-read.”
Launch and Signing at Belmont Primary School – 11 July
Farrell and Goldsmith will be talking about their book and answering questions
on it at a special fundraising event at Belmont Primary School on Tuesday
11th July at 7:30pm. The event costs £5 (proceeds to Belmont) and
the authors will be available to sell and sign books there (£15).
from the Belmont school office (1 Belmont Road) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
FAO Rebecca Richards.